It is an operation that preserves the integrity of drugs that affect the health and wellbeing of millions of Americans. Fact Sheet: How Do Medicines Get to Where They Need to Go? SPL is the leading generic pharmaceutical manufacturer in the country which producing quality essential and other ethical drugs and medicines. Distributors also do not make clinical decisions as to who should or should not receive a medicine or what medicine is best for a particular patient. * This system monitors the flow of opioid controlled substances, from the point of manufacturing through commercial distribution to delivery to DEA- and state-regulated pharmacies, hospitals and other retailers. To understand the distribution system, Square Pharmaceuticals Limited (SPL) has been selectedas the present market leader in the country. DEA’s Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System (ARCOS). Cardinal Health specializes in distribution for retail, hospital, and alternate-site pharmacies. Without distributors, manufacturers would spend substantial financial, logistical and staff resources on this task that could be used in other important ways. All rights reserved. Vehicles and equipment 11. Internationally accepted pharmaceutical GDP regulations stipulate that distributors of pharmaceutical products must align their operations with the standards. This article examines these tendering proposals, particularly in relation to the potential for increased involvement of generic pharmaceutical manufacturers in the Australian market.